Iowa Board of Nursing

Online Services

Board Information

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Tel: 515/281-3255
Fax: 515/281-4825

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Office Hours

The Board of Nursing is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on public holidays. Telephone calls are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during regular office hours. State holidays are as follows:

2014 Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20
Memorial Day - May 26
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 1
Veteran's Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 27 & 28
Christmas - December 25

Directions to the Office of the Iowa Board of Nursing


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Route from the West:

Follow Interstate (I-235) to the Martin Luther King exit. Turn right off the exit ramp and proceed to MLK Downtown (stay in the far left lane). This is a turning lane only and will place you on MLK Downtown East. Proceed to 7th Street and turn right or south. Next turn right on Murphy. Entry to the parking lot is located at Murphy & 9th Street.

Route from the East or North:

Follow Interstate (I-235) to the Keo Way Exit (South). Continue on Keo Way (South) as it merges onto 9th St. towards downtown. Follow 9th Street over the viaduct and turn left on Murphy (the second street). The entry to the parking lot is located here.

From the South, proceed northbound on S.W. 9th Street across the river bridge toward the downtown area. Just beyond where the road divides, which puts you on S.W. 8th Street, turn left on Murphy and enter the parking lot.

The entrance to our offices is located in the southwest corner of the building.

Walk-in Policy

The Iowa Board of Nursing office is not staffed to handle walk-in processing of any forms or applications. The materials and fees will be accepted but not processed while you wait.

The processing of paperwork may take five working days from receipt in the office.

Verification of an RN or LPN license may by obtained by:

  • Access the Board of Nursing Web-Site, Click on, IBON Online Services and then License Verification. You may verify the status of an Iowa license, determine if the license is under current or previous sanction and print the information on the screen. A license number is required to access this information.
  • License verification is also availabe by last name and the last four digits of the SSN by choosing IBON Online Services and then Secured Access. Creating an Account will be required.

The receptionist may not know answers to specific questions regarding CEUs and will not be able to assist with form completion. If you have specific questions, please e-mail the board office at Email or call the board office at 515/281-3255.